8TH ANNUAL GREEN MOUNTAIN RELAY
OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS
JEFFERSONVILLE TO BENNINGTON
36 LEGS, 200 MILES, 7 COVERED BRIDGES...
Saturday - Sunday June 11 - 12, 2016
WE ARE PARTNERING WITH NYCRUNS, A NEW YORK RACE MANAGEMENT COMPANY TO MAKE THE GMR BIGGER AND BETTER!
So what's so special about the Green Mountain Relay? In a word: Vermont. This course covers 200 miles of Vermont's most stunning scenery.
The GMR will take you through lush green valleys, up and over rolling hills, on the Lamoille Valley Rails Trail (Vermont's newest rails to trail), past waterfalls, through quaint villages, alongside pastures of grazing cows, and over six covered bridges before finishing with the historic Bennington Memorial on the horizon. And with much of the course following Route 100, one of America's most scenic two-lane roads, you'll have a lot to look at as you cover all those miles. This race is a love letter to lush countrysides, bucolic landscapes, and the pure joy of spending time in the great outdoors with your friends. It's well worth the extra travel time from Boston and NYC.
Video by 2012 team Slow White and the Eleven Dwarves
Route 100, which appears on many "Top 10" lists of America's most scenic roads, is a beautiful, two-lane road lined with maple trees, passing through narrow valleys, picking its way around cornfields, and traveling through small villages rather than ignoring them.
Runners will experience all that is special about Vermont: the small towns and villages, farms with rustic barns and pastures of cows, and the roaring waterfalls in Granville Gulf. Runners cross over six historic covered bridges, go up and over challenging hills such as Terrible Mountain, and finish with the historic Bennington Memorial on the horizon.
The relay begins 45 minutes from Burlington in the small town of Jeffersonville and finishes in Bennington.
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